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HHS ups timeline for value-based switch, wants 50 percent in ACOs by 2018

HHS ups timeline for value-based switch, wants 50 percent in ACOs by 2018

HHS said it wants 30 percent of payments for traditional Medicare benefits tied to…

ICD-10 deadline tests mettle of nation's hospitals

ICD-10 deadline tests mettle of nation's hospitals

Although we've heard "no more delays" from CMS before about the deadline for ICD-10 conversion only to see it…

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February 5th @ 2PM ET -- Pinpointing Revenue Risk and Opportunity Across the Hospital Enterprise

February 5th @ 2PM ET -- Pinpointing Revenue Risk and Opportunity Across the Hospital Enterprise

Learn from MedeAnalytics and The Advisory Board Company to find…

IBM - CitiusTech Webinar Series: Deriving Value Through Enterprise Healthcare Analytics

IBM - CitiusTech Webinar Series: Deriving Value Through Enterprise Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare leaders are under pressure to cut costs and improve medical…

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Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]

Medicare penalizes 721 hospitals over medical errors [full list]

Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as "hospital-acquired conditions." Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from…

Medical device tax has healthcare providers watching Republican Congress closely

Medical device tax has healthcare providers watching Republican Congress closely

Though Republicans this week have already voted to change an employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers are more focused on what the new majority in Washington will do with the controversial tax.

New Affordable Care Act rules target aggressive billing, collections

New Affordable Care Act rules target aggressive billing, collections

Under the regulations, charitable hospitals have to perform a community health needs assessment at least once every three years, and disclose the programs addressing those needs in annual tax forms with the IRS.

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Credible, Defensible Estimates

Credible, Defensible Estimates

In healthcare, every interaction with the patient matters. Especially in today’s environment of continuous improvement, efforts have been concentrated on coordination among providers, the patient care experience and quality outcomes – all laudable goals.

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Clinical Quality Measures 101

Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to…

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle

Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. The challenge many face is how to turn the data that's already flowing through financial systems into…

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